Why some of the NBA’s brightest stars are lighting up the scoreboard against the Nets

Follow all the basketball buzz in Brooklyn Sign up for Inside the Nets by Brian Lewis, exclusively on Sports+. The Nets have opened the season 1-4 — their worst start since 2015-16 — despite the fact that both of their high-scoring superstars, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, have been available in every game. They are … Read more

Kyrie Irving caught on camera yelling at Ben Simmons to shoot

MILWAUKEE — Cameras caught Kyrie Irving yelling to Ben Simmons to shoot Wednesday night, the same thing Nets fans have been screaming for a while. But after the Nets’ 110-99 loss to the Bucks, Irving said he’s not going to analyze and dissect Simmons’ play on a nightly basis, but will just support his rusty … Read more

What the Nets are preaching to Ben Simmons to get him past his tentative start and be the ‘engine’ they need

Ben Simmons and head coach Steve Nash each have said the Nets need the unique young star to be the engine of the team for them to win. But after 16 months away from the game, that motor looked predictably rusty in the Nets’ opening two games of the season. Simmons mustered just four points … Read more

Who will be Nets’ final starter and other burning questions in Brooklyn

As the Nets get set to open training camp, here’s the rundown of what to watch for this season in Brooklyn: Best battle Three starting spots are set and center seems to be. That leaves Joe Harris, Royce O’Neale and Seth Curry to fight for the fifth and final spot. Most intriguing rookie There may … Read more

Nets stars, staff will finally have to address awkward offseason

Discord isn’t just an app. It’s the definition of the Nets’ offseason.  In all the years the Nets have hosted their annual Media Day, they have never been peppered by the barrage of questions they are expected to be hit with Monday. And the few that won’t be about Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving are … Read more

Austin Rivers calls out Ben Simmons’ 76ers practice tale

Ben Simmons is telling his side of the Oct. 19, 2021 76ers practice, which saw him get kicked out by coach Doc Rivers. The incident — which saw the Aussie star get a one-game suspension — came after an offseason of tumult between the player and team. The saga continued through the NBA trade deadline, … Read more

Nets’ formula to find harmony is obvious, but it may not be easy

After suffering through a summer of discontent, how can the Nets become one big happy family again? Or at least tolerate a marriage of convenience? It might not be that easy. Look up discord, and you’ll likely find the app; but it might as well have a picture of Brooklyn’s offseason, a strife-filled one they’re … Read more

Ben Simmons, 76ers settle grievance over withheld salary

Ben Simmons and the 76ers can finally leave their relationship in the past. The two sides reached an agreement on Simmons’ grievance to recoup part of his salary withheld from his last season, according to ESPN. As a result of his failure to play — the 26-year-old notably sat out due to mental health issues … Read more